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Summer Jetsetting with Skype

Next Tuesday, June 21, marks the Summer Solstice, the first day of summer. As the weather quickly warms up and schools go out of session, many friends and family members are likely packing up their bags and saying "adios!" as… Read more

UNHCR dad sees his twin daughters and wife on Skype video everyday

Our partnership with UNHCR announced in November 2010 is having a positive effect on the relationships and well-being of many UNHCR employees. Here's one story. "As far as I am concerned, Skype is the main mode of communication to keep… Read more

Partnership with Children holds Conflict Resolution 'Summit" between High Schools in Detroit and NYC thanks to Skype

Effective education requires not just teachers who are prepared to teach, but students whose hearts and minds are open and ready to learn. For many children living in poverty, the daily circumstances of their lives can hinder this readiness -whether… Read more

Partnership with Children holds Conflict Resolution 'Summit" between High Schools in Detroit and NYC thanks to Skype

Effective education requires not just teachers who are prepared to teach, but students whose hearts and minds are open and ready to learn. For many children living in poverty, the daily circumstances of their lives can hinder this readiness -whether… Read more

School2Home teaches parents about digital literacy with Skype

On June 7th, teachers, parents and students were recognized for their hard work and help in developing School2Home, a model technology immersion program designed to close the Achievement Gap and the Digital Divide in California. The program has 10 core… Read more

Shopping Goes Digital with Video Calling

For those of us who hate crowded shopping malls, or simply can't sneak away from our desks to shop, online shopping is a godsend. But what about those of us who don't have time to shop, but don't have the… Read more

Capture Your Memorial Day Festivities

This Monday, May 30, is Memorial Day in the United States. With the weather warming up, friends and family typically hold barbecues and parties to celebrate the three-day weekend, and of course, the U.S. soldiers the holiday honors. Are you… Read more

Creating a Musical Drama in Haiti via Skype

There's a growing realisation among teachers who use Skype that this versatile tool can be used to bring excitement to students in many new ways. We recently found out how few limitations exist in this new combination of technology and… Read more

Military Members Using Skype To Stay Connected

This Saturday, May 21, marks the United States Armed Forces Day. This holiday was established to recognize and thank our country's military members for their hard work and patriotic service overseas. Being thousands of miles away from home, we can… Read more

Skype on Primetime Television

It was another big week of actors and singers talking about or using Skype on daytime and late night television. We loved when "Mad Men" actor Jon Hamm and host Conan O'Brien joked about using Skype with President Obama this… Read more

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